This is a camera work reel, with footage as well as settings from a few interviews I conducted. I've kept this pretty simple, if interested in seeing more detailed scenework please contact me on my background page.


This story is about a collision of values around environmental issues on the Last Frontier.

In production through 2022.


This is a very old film (2007) and not representative of my recent work, but it's about what's going on in the Bering Sea. Unfortunately, this story is still relevant today.

In 2005 roughly 75 percent of crab fishermen lost their jobs. The remainder pay 70 to 80 percent of the seasons gross profit to absentee quota holders. This project chronicles Catch Share programs and the fallout on individuals, communities and culture in Alaska.

Most fishermen in Alaska understand the need for conservation, but Catch Shares encourage fisheries dominated by large corporations and absentee owners. These programs threaten independent and family fishermen at the heart of coastal communities. In a Catch Share system rights to a percentage of the overall quota are privatized, then leased back to working fishermen at very expensive rates. This creates a new type of ownership by those who contribute nothing to the fishery and instead turn fishermen into modern day sharecroppers, an unnecessary and disturbing trend in reaching the proclaimed goal of conservation.

It's important to note that the Bering Sea king crab fishery featured in this film has essentially collapsed as of 2021. The opilio fishery is greatly diminished and will soon follow.

This film goes beyond the sound bite to illustrate some of the complexities in fisheries management and raises questions about the society we're creating in the process.

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